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What is the Homeownership Support Services Program?

The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority receives federal funding to prepare housing residents to successfully transition to homeownership.

Designed to encourage tenants at 50% of the Area Median Income or greater to pursue homeownership, the program’s main purpose is to be a strong motivator to maintain employment and seek upwardly mobile jobs that move families to self sufficiency so that they can purchase and maintain a home.  Though the focus is on working families, it is open to all tenants in the general housing program.

 

How Do I Participate?

Call the Resident Services Office! 

An onsite representative will work with you to provide a broad spectrum of support services that include but are not limited to:

  • Repairing credit to increase credit scores, creating a budget to increase savings, money management, asset building and overcoming other barriers to homeownership.  We will set goals and map a plan to achieve success.
  • Workshops and programming designed to educate you about the home buying process such as Homeownership 101 for First Time Homebuyers, The Mortgage Process, Role of the Realtor, and Home Maintenance, just to name a few.
  • A grant that will match your savings dollars up to $3000 toward the down payment of your home, if you meet certain requirements.
  • A free credit report with score, once per year.

 

For more information contact:

PJ McKinney

Homeownership & Financial Literacy Specialist

Resident Services Office          

1600 Haskell Avenue #187

Lawrence, KS 66044

Telephone: 785-842-1533

Fax: 785-841-8541

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